It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Monday, October 29, 2012
Well Christmas has certainly arrived in the shop! We've done our first Christmassy display! But it will go to the next stage in the middle of November!

We have been making Christmas products since August so most of these things have been seen by you all already! Especially when you've visited the shop and seen the scary amount of Festive fabric we had out when it was hot and sunny outside!

We've bought a beautiful old wood mantle piece and painted it up. It looks great with our stockings hanging on them!

The plans we have for November are going to knock your socks off (hopefully) If you are NOT a Christmassy person you probably won't like the look of our workshop for a couple months. Best come in after Christmas!!

There are Tree Decorations aplenty. So there will be something handmade for anyone's tree! If you would like to order anything our last orders for GUARANTEED delivery before Christmas is 1st December 2012.

Ways to order: Visit our website There is a section just for Christmassy things.

Or Call us on 01963 362033 or email us at

I'm sorry for the lack of blogging but it has been a bit mad here lately. I should probably get blogging more often! Maybe I should dedicate a certain day of the week to updates! If you want to keep up to date with all the goings on here, please do 'like us' on Facebook! I promise I do that more often!

Thanks again for all your continued support! It means the world!

love Sophia x

Have we had a summer??......

Thursday, September 6, 2012
Hi Everyone!

Hope you're all ok. I'm sorry I haven't done much on the blogging front but it's been a little busy in the shop recently.
We've done quite a lot since last time, including going to the Great Dorset Steam Fair as part of the Made by Lovely People Team, but sadly it wasn't successful! But there's always another fair.

Star Bunting £15 for 2m. 

I've been making lots of Boy things recently which isn't the norm. Normally I'm surrounded by pretty pinks and flowers!! But it's been nice doing something different!

Personalised cushion 12"x16" £16.

It's been nice having mum in the shop too. I get so much more done so I'm (for once) on top of all my orders every week! It's brilliant! Just in time for the Christmas rush too! 

I've been working on some new cushions recently too! Using machine embroidered letter instead of applique. It's great fun and they look great! 

Right I better get back to making some christmas decorations! :)

love Sophia x


Sew Busy and Christmas Thoughts!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Hello Everyone!

Well the workshop has been pretty busy at the moment. I'm trying to adjust to churning out more products in a shorter amount of time! Its hard to do but I'm getting better. I can't wait until September as my lovely mummy is coming in for a FULL day every week!!! It will be so nice to have the extra help and someone to talk to!

Personalised items like gym bags, swim bags and bunting are flying out at the moment.  There seems to be a huge baby boom, so it's new little customers coming in who I like the best!

I've been making loads of different card lately to. Not only for my local stockists but for customers too with their names on! :) I love machine embroidery! I can't stop! So watch this space as I'm coming up with new designs! 

Christmas production is starting too! It's sounds awful but I have to start soon or I won't be able to fulfill orders nearer that christmassy time!! 

Well Thank you to all of you who keep on supporting me, keep on ordering and keep on popping to the workshop! Everyday it makes me grateful that I'm doing what I'm doing!

Happy Handmade!

love Sophia x


The Summer of......Rain?

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Hello Everyone.

Well as you know I've been away on holiday the last two weeks of June, and now I'm back I've been catching up on orders and things which  has made me slightly delayed in my everyday schedule. 
Not only that but we've had flooding here in Dorset and I turned 21 this week!

Button jars from my Mum and Dad. All colour coded too! 

Lovely cupcakes my sister made for me! 

I've got loads of orders at the moment so I've been working late and then doing deliveries then going back to the shop again, so I hope not too many of you have popped to the shop when I'm not there! Sorry if you have! But I'm happy with the way the business is growing and each day I still think about my first day- my leap of faith and now look at it all! Thank you to everyone who has supported me! 

A cushion for Imogen! 

Here is some lovely bright Flip-flop bunting. Designed by my sister when I asked her to think of something summery to brighten up this miserable summer. 

Thanks to all of you who read this! I apologise for not being the best blogger but hopefully you'll stick with it! :)

Happy Handmade! love Sophia x


A Late Post and an Early Goodbye!

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Hello everyone!

Well.... I haven't won the award for 'best blogger' have I? I've neglected my lovely readers! So how do I make it up to you? With lovely things you say? Job done!
Here are some accomplishments since I last wrote!

A lovely embroidered cushion for a special Nana who loves coffee, books and dancing! Its quirky and I love it!

Some Vintage Heart Bunting which proved to be very popular! £15 for 2m.

Some summery Applique cushions I made for a regular customer. I'm so pleased with these! £20 each for 16" square.

My sister and I at the ATM at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford. It was such a hot and sunny day! Thoroughly enjoyable and thank you to new customers I met on the day!

A special wedding portfolio folder I made for lovely Katy at Rustic Rose in Sturminster Newton. Its fully wipeable and has this gorgeous vintage rose fabric on the lining too! I'm very proud of this!

Some new cards I've been making! Especially made for little ones! All cards are £3 each.

Little Dresses Bunting £15 for 2m. SO cute for little girlies!

And now the goodbye! I'm off on holiday for 2 weeks so the shop, the facebook page and the website will all be a bit quiet for a while! Orders can still be placed but bear in mind none of them will be completed until the second week of July!

Thanks for all your support and kind words over the last 6 months! Its been an amazing half year in my first shop! 

Don't miss me too much! Love Sophia x


Sun, Rain and Wind- All in a day!

Monday, May 14, 2012
Well I think everyone has been feeling a bit down lately with the changing whether! However the weekend just gone was gorgeous! But Monday morning comes around and so does the wet weather! Well we can't have it perfect all the time can we?

Fun and Cheerful Button Canvas'

The orders have been piling up lately. Don't know where to start! But feeling so happy and grateful to all my new and regular customers!

Fun School Bag £15

There's been a huge wedding boom at the moment! There definitely must be love in the air! I've done bridesmaid bags, cushions, painted plaques and invites! Its definitely been a learning curve!

Union Jack Patchwork Noteboard £20

I'm sorry I have neglected the blog again! It's probably because I update things so often on our Facebook page! If you do want to be completely up-to-date on a daily basis the Facebook page is for you! Like us!

Dorset Badges £3.25

It was such a shame Dorset Day was cancelled! I was really looking forward to it! But I am looking forward to being at The ATM at Gold Hill Farm Organics, Child Okeford on the 26th May!

Cardigan Cushion £25.

I hope everyone has a brilliant week! Lets hope for some more sunshine shall we? Happy Handmade everyone!

Sophia x

Bonkers for Bunting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Hello Everyone! 
Hope you are all ok! Its been such awful weather here lately, it's made me need to make more bright coloured products! So thought i'd share some cheerful products I've been making this week!

Baby bunting available in Neutral, Pink and Blue £15 for 1.5m.

Underwear bunting but with trunks! £15 for 2m.

Underwear bunting but with vests! £15 for 2m.

I'm also planning some beach bunting, bathroom bunting and some Boyish rocket bunting! 
If you wish to order anything you see on the blog or facebook page go to or email me!

Thank you to all of my wonderful customers who keep me sewing! Lets wish for some sunshine shall we?

Sophia x


Easter Breaks and April Showers!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hello Everyone!

Sorry I'm a bit behind on the blog but its been crazy busy! Thank you to all my new likers on Facebook and thanks to those of you who have ordered with me lately! Your continued support is much appreciated! I wouldn't be doing this without you!

The shop looking nice and full!

Some gorgeous bunting for a customer!

I've had such a busy time outside of the workshop, there has been a huge amount of birthdays in the last couple weeks! Including my mummy's! We organised a lovely surprise tea party for her! It was lovely! And we were so lucky with the weather!

Mums birthday Tea party!

I'm still creating different British themed products for the Jubilee and Olympics this year! My latest creation was Applique silhouette cushions. Available in 16 and 18" squares and with a Bus, Taxi or soldier on.

My London Bus Cushion.

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! I now have a kitchen full of chocolate thanks to family and friends which might not be terribly beneficial to me but I'll get through it! The shop was busy leading up to the long weekend so I enjoyed a break and spent time with the family.

The Easter Display in the shop!

We spent time in Weymouth which was lovely but the wind and the rain didn't stop us from braving the beach and collecting beautiful shells! The pebbles were only 50% of the beach there was that many! I think we found some pretty ones though!

Our weekend in Windy Weymouth!

Well Im glad I've caught up online but I must get back to the sewing machine!

Happy Handmade Everyone!

Sophia x


London is Calling! ...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

What do you think about the start of my London Collection? 
Giant Flag Pennant £25, London Bunting 2m £16, Moustache Decoration £5, Patchwork Union Jack Bunting 1.5m £10.

All items can be made to order in any colour/length if you so wish! Just give me a call!

Its a gorgeous Sunny day here in Stalbridge and the shop is looking lovely! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Soph x


A Day for Mummys...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hello everyone! 

Well I hope you all know that it's Mother's Day this Sunday! I've been busy in the workshop making things for your mummy's! Thank you for all your orders! Just a last minute reminder if you haven't sorted your pressies yet I have the following things in the shop ready to go! 

Stuffed hearts for Granny or Mum £5. 

Rosette's for award winning Mums! £6

Assorted Handmade cards from £2.50.

Contact me on 01963 362033 if you want me to put anything back for you!

love Sophia x


Busy week...

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Hello Everyone!

Well this week has been quite a week indeed! I actually moved house last weekend so have been in the workshop all day then unpacking all night! It's been quite eventful! Thought I'd share with you a few cushions I made for our new house! Can you tell I've had to compromise with the man?

His cushion.... :)

one for me!

lovely Humphrey for us to share!

They really brighten up our lounge! I might make a couple more for the workshop! I think they'll go down a treat! 

Well I best get back to my machine on this gorgeous sunny saturday! 

Happy Handmade from Sophia x


Oops I'm getting rubbish at this Blogging!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Goodness me I've done it again- neglected my blog!

Well as you probably guessed I've been a little busy lately. The Valentines orders are slowly pouring in which is brilliant! I've made Anniversary Noteboards, Personalised Cushions and more Embroidered Portraits! YES!

Here are some lovely nautical applique cushions I made for a customer! I'm very pleased with them! They work really well together!

The shop looking nice and sunny! You can see how much I love my colours!

Don't forget about your Valentine's orders! Only a week to go! Don't leave it too late or I might not be able to finish it in time!

Here are the half-finished invites I made for a wedding! I loved this Moda fabric! Perfect Wedding colours!

Well I'm glad I've done something for the blog today! Hopefully I'll get better at this, though I can't promise anything as I'm moving house in a couple weeks!

Anyway Happy Handmade!

Sophia x